Chamberlain Mediastinotomy for Diagnosis of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Trachea

Saulat H. Fatimi, Rubina A. Sajwani, Nadeem Rizvi, Muhammad A. Javed, Asmatullah Khan, Usman Ahmad

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Primary tracheal tumours are extremely rare. Bronchoscopy is the standard diagnostic procedure of obtaining biopsy of a tracheal mass, however it becomes challenging if the obstructing lesion is placed distally along the trachea occluding greater than 90% of the airway. We report the case of a 25-year-old male who suffered from severe tracheal stenosis. The lesion was biopsied through a chamberlain mediastinotomy, under local and mask anaesthesia and was found to be primary adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-516
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • Anterior mediastinotomy
  • Chamberlain's mediastinotomy
  • Trachea


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